(1916–1982) William Schwartz, social work educator and theorist, played a major role in improving the standards of practice, supervision, and teaching and contributed to the theory and practice of group social work. Born and raised in New York City, Schwartz was active in youth group work throughout his early career. After graduating from Brooklyn College in 1939, Schwartz served as youth director at the Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA) Community Center in Lynn, Massachusetts (1943–1944); director of activities for the Jewish Community Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut (1944–1945); and supervisor of the senior division of Bronx House.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.